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Petroleum, West Virginia

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The location of Petroleum

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Petroleum.

This page contains six sections:

Around Petroleum ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Parkersburg. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the west of Petroleum. Parkersburg has a population of 30,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Athens (OH). It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the west of Petroleum and has a population of 25,200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Petroleum and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,406   W   18 miles [29 km]
Glouster (OH)   [Map]   1,804   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,673   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Middleport (OH)   [Map]   2,446   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   1,790   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   2,261   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarksburg   [Map]   15,621   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
New Martinsville   [Map]   5,138   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Paden City   [Map]   2,424   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ravenswood   [Map]   3,738   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ripley   [Map]   3,231   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Spencer   [Map]   2,111   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Vienna   [Map]   10,370   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Weston   [Map]   3,971   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Williamstown   [Map]   2,906   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Belmont   [Map]   876   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Burning Springs   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cairo   [Map]   262   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cantwell   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elizabeth   [Map]   827   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ellenboro   [Map]   356   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Freeport   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Greencastle   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Harrisville   [Map]   1,740   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kanawha   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mineral Acres   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mineral Wells   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Parkers Towne   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Slate   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

For more communities neighboring Petroleum, please visit our County-by-County Page for Petroleum.

Ritchie County ...

Petroleum is located in Ritchie County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ritchie County: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Pleasants, Tyler, Wirt & Wood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Petroleum ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Petroleum.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Petroleum. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Petroleum. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of West Virginia

    West Virginia Tourism
    Parks for West Virginia

    Fishing in West Virginia
    Hunting in West Virginia

National Park Service (NPS) sites in West Virginia

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in West Virginia

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in West Virginia

Airports Near Petroleum ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Petroleum.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl. (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Petroleum.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Petroleum. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Morgantown Muni.  (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]   ENE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Port Columbus Intl.  (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]   NW   102 miles [164.2 km]
Pittsburgh Intl.  (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]   NNE   105 miles [169 km]
Akron - Canton Rgnl.  (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]   N   119 miles [191.5 km]
Airborne Airpark (ILN/KILN)   [Map]   W   135 miles [217.3 km]
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl.  (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]   N   156 miles [251.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Central WV Airport  (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]   E   56 miles [90.1 km]
Yeager Airport  (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]   SSW   59 miles [95 km]
Tri-State Airport  (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]   SW   89 miles [143.2 km]
Raleigh County Meml.  (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]   S   97 miles [156.1 km]
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]   WNW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Greenbrier Valley Airport  (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]   SSE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Greater Pittsburgh Intl.    [Map]   NNE   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl. (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Morgantown Muni.   (MGW/KMGW)   [Map]
  Website for Morgantown Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Port Columbus Intl.   (CMH/KCMH)   [Map]
  Website for Port Columbus International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Rickenbacker ANGB Airport   (ICAO: KLCK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Greenbrier Valley Airport   (LWB/KLWB)   [Map]
  Website for Greenbrier Valley Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mid-Ohio Valley Rgnl.   (PKB/KPKB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pittsburgh Intl.   (PIT/KPIT)   [Map]
  Website for Pittsburgh International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mason Co. Airport   (ICAO: K3I2)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Braxton Co. Airport   (ICAO: K48I)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ohio University Airport   (ICAO: KUNI)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Upshur County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KW22)   [Map]
  Website for Upshur County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Akron - Canton Rgnl.   (CAK/KCAK)   [Map]
  Website for Akron - Canton Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Cleveland / Hopkins Intl.   (CLE/KCLE)   [Map]
  Website for Cleveland / Hopkins International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
North Central WV Airport   (CKB/KCKB)   [Map]
  Website for North Central West Virginia Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Yeager Airport   (CRW/KCRW)   [Map]
  Website for Yeager Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tri-State Airport   (HTS/KHTS)   [Map]
  Website for Tri-State Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Raleigh County Meml.   (BKW/KBKW)   [Map]
  Website for Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Ritchie County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Petroleum. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Petroleum.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Petroleum) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petroleum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1909, Longitude: -81.2684     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Petroleum have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Petroleum), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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